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catching a predator. good morning, everyone. it is thursday, the 21st of april. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it is almost 5:00. and we are going to kick it off with a little traffic and weather at the top of the hour. lawrence one of the most influential meteorologists of 2010 sporting a little rain today. >> yes, very nice around the bay area right now if you like raindrops. we have some of those showing up in the south bay. the cold front sliding on by here. you can see just some light showers in through the livermore valley into fremont headed into san jose. so very slick out on the roads this morning. it looks like the weather is going to improve throughout the day today. we'll talk more about that in a few minutes. right now let's check on the traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. yeah, slick spots all across the bay area including a live look here at the san mateo bridge. so far not causing any problems but our camera has been shaking around a bit so obviously a little breezy out there, as well. kind of weather giving us a rough start to our morning commute. fortunately no hot spots. we are dealing with mass transit troubles though.
we'll have more on that coming up. in the meantime back to you. >> thank you. president obama waking up in san francisco this morning. in just a few hours, he will sit down with some of his supporters. you might call it a breakfast of champions. anne makovec is at the saint regis hotel. good morning. this is a pretty pricey breakfast, isn't it. >> - >> reporter: yeah. we are talking about ticket prices ranging from $5,000 to $35,800 here at the saint regis hotel in san francisco. we have already seen some of the security dogs walking around several cop cars so you can see things are tightening up in this area before the president's arrival this morning. take a look at the scene last night at the masonic auditorium where he held another big fundraiser. packed house welcoming him there. former san francisco 49er jerry rice kicked off the rally, then the president spoke to 2500
supporters who paid between $25 and $10,000 each for tickets. and obama talked about finishing the job he started in 2008. >> i want you to think about all the unfinished business we have ahead of us. i want you to be excited about the future that lies before us. i want to remind you and everybody else of those three simple words that summed up what we believe as a people, yes, we can. thank you, everybody. god bless you. >> earlier he held a town hall meeting in facebook headquarters in palo alto and had some fun with attendees there saying he was proud to get founder mark zuckerberg into a shirt and tie and also touting his 19 million facebook fans, that's half, he pointed out, the number of fans of spongebob squarepants. he has also been -- the trip has been about gaining popularity and plenty about cash. his goal is an unprecedented $1 billion for his campaign. last night in presidio heights,
60 supporters paid more than $35,000 each for dinner with the president. he was also faced with some protestors there. a lot of liberals are upset with how he seems to be moving to the center on some positions. but people on the left according to our political analyst say he might not have a choice when it comes to time to vote. >> i think he is betting that they are going to vote for him anyway but being willing to vote is one thing. being able to raise money to get more people to vote is another. and in order for president obama to get re-elected, he needs both money and votes. >> reporter: now, during his west coast trip, a three-day trip, the president says he understands the frustrations with compromises with republicans but he says the budget issues can only be solved if the two parties work together. after san francisco, he is headed to sfo and then to reno for a few hours, and he will end up back in california by the end of the day. he will sleep tonight in the
los angeles area. what a day, sydnie, for all the folks who think that they have a long day ahead of them. imagine that. that's why we pay him the big bucks. >> exactly. and he is going to make even more for his campaign and other things today. thanks, anne. anne makovec in san francisco. it is 5:04 now. a man is being questioned by oakland police in connection with a series of sex crimes near lake merritt. the man matches the physical description of the suspects in assaults in the area recently. two days ago a man followed a woman into her home and forced her to undress. no arrests yet. today the parents of a teenager who was shot by a friend in san francisco will speak to the media for the first time. 16-year-old andy zeng was shot in the back of the head on april 9 and died. the accused shooter is a 15- year-old boy. we are not naming him because he is a minor. the teen's lawyer says the boy
thought the gun was unloaded. prosecutors say he then tried to burn the victim's body. the d.a. says the 15-year-old will not be tried as an adult. a plan to keep the trains running but riders could pay more. the caltrain board will be holding a special meeting in a few hours. let's go to kiet do in santa clara with what's on the table. kiet, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. for a while there, there was a lot of doom and gloom about closing stations and cutting lines including here at the santa clara station. but for now it looks like crisis just might be averted. they have that meeting later on today and the board members are going to be talking about some creative ways to get through this $3.5 million budget gap to get through the next year. they will be voting on a proposal that includes raising fares, borrowing capital money from the 2012 budget and deferring maintenance. caltrain was facing a $30 million deficit and was looking at chopping a big chunk of its 86 trains in weekend service but it doesn't look like that's
going to happen. riders we spoke with this morning are relieved to hear that the trains will be most likely be saved. >> we really need the trains and, you know, i don't think it's fair for all of us that don't have a way to get to work. >> this is an important means of transportation for many bay area commuters. just do what's necessary to make sure that we -- that everyone has a means of transportation. >> reporter: so here are the proposed fare increases. tickets would go up by 25 cents. and park would go go up by $1 from $3 to $4. this morning's meeting will be at the caltrain headquarters at 1250 san carlos avenue in san carlos at 10 a.m. this morning and according to most media reports, it looks like the board will pass the plan today. >> thank you, kiet do. finding a place to park in san francisco just got easier. starting today the city will be using sensors and smartmeters
to give you realtime parking information in several neighborhoods. drivers can log on to sf parks.org or get a new phone app. later this year, drivers can pay by phone or online instead of having to go back to the meter to put in more money. you can even get a text message before the meter expires to keep from you getting a ticket. >> in front of my apartment, that's a blessed event of friends come over and i'll be right back i have to go feed the meter. you barely say hi. time now 5:07. it's raining in the east and south bays right now. let's find out what's going on. >> more of a nuisance storm system in the bay area. no real heavy rainfall. but i'll tell you what, if you're out on the roads it's going to be slick this morning. you can see in parts of the east and south bay we have those showers moving through near milpitas right now stretching all the way up in toward the livermore valley going to continue throughout the morning hours and then i think the system begins to wind down in a hurry and by the afternoon even in the middle of the day partly cloudy skies. a weak cold front sliding through not much energy with it but enough to bring the showers
this morning to make things a little treacherous out on the roads. through the day we'll see improving conditions. still cool in spots to the north, 40ss here but you're still waiting for the front to pass in san jose so mild there. 58 degrees right now. by the afternoon, we'll see those temperatures warming up into the 60s in many spots with some partly cloudy skies. 50s at the coastline. let's check on traffic with elizabeth. >> all right. thank you, lawrence. we have a couple of stalls out there but no big issues right now on our roads causing any major problems or turning our sensors yell that's the good news. across the benicia bridge, here's live look at traffic across the span. everything is great into martinez and coming out through antioch, all top speeds there as well all the way towards pittsburg and concord. throughout the east bay we're doing fine. bay bridge stall on the lower deck. bridge tow crews got out there quickly. moved it out of lanes so westbound and eastbound 80 both
looking good. and to silicon valley, the ride here on westbound 237 looks great. you can see our one live traffic sensor there showing speeds around 67 miles per hour. a check of mass transit coming up. in the meantime back to you. >> elizabeth, thank very much. 5:09. violence in libya hitting close to home, how colleagues are remembering two journalists killed in the war zone. >> luxury living on treasure island. a major development in the works and the problem that could be caused for commuters. >> the ground moving under their homes. why east bay homeowners are thinking twice about accepting help. ,, "kw thspecs, knowhe sin." lalin-ee ct, i kn it'an aaca. lks her loo ys "y lo, it a lma!" cleang t sta likhe wod a ama ain. me hs waing. ♪all 800-eeme
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and east bay now. when will it move out? we'll talk about that in a moment. lawrence, thanks very much it is 5:12. a high-rise development in the middle of the bay? a treasure island transformation could get green light from city leaders today. that is $1.5 billion development plan including 8,000 residential units, a high- rise, transit and a shopping area. if the proposal is approved, it goes to the board of supervisors. one of the main concerns is traffic and all those extra commuters who would be on the bay bridge. a big landslide forced them from their homes but this morning, san pablo homeowners are hesitant to accept the city's offer to repair all the damage. the slide happened last month. six homes damaged and the earth is still shifting. now, the city will shore up the hillside but only if neighbors agree the city is not responsible if the fix fails. >> if we sign this, they will make the attempt. if it doesn't work, they are done. if it does work, they're done.
whatever happens from here on, they're done. >> the city has given neighbors until tuesday to sign that agreement. public records show there have been a number of major slides in the area over the last few years. pg&e says it is contacting more than 2 million homes and businesses that are close to its natural gas pipeline. it's all in response to last year's deadly explosion and fire involving a pg&e line in san bruno. the utility has begun sending safety brochures and informational letters to all homes and other buildings within 2,000 feet of its pipelines. it is 5:13. smart phones' secret. how your iphone could be used to track your every move. new fallout after an air scare involving the first lady. the changes being made to avoid any future close calls. ♪ let's go out to the dmv ♪ it's ok that we're number four hundred and three ♪
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back now at 5:16. and here's a look at some of the morning's top stories. president obama has one more fundraiser here in the bay area this morning having breakfast with supporters at the saint regis hotel in san francisco before heading to reno for a town hall meeting. then off to los angeles. oakland police are searching for a man in connection with a series of sex
crimes in lake merritt. police say the man is involve in several assaults the most recent two days ago. no arrests yet. the board that oversees caltrain will hold a special session this morning and is expected to increase fare hikes and parking fees. part of the plan to reduce the deficit estimated at $30 million. the plan will likely not call for cutting trains or closing stations. all right, folks. heading out the door slick out there this morning. we have a cold front pulling through. we are still seeing showers mostly light stuff toward the livermore valley. showers continuing to rotate through to livermore right now. going to see more of that on and off for the next couple of hours and then it should begin to taper off. already beginning to see some clearing skies towards parts of the north bay. with that in mind, you have some showers heading out the door this morning. breezy at the bay and the
coast. this afternoon, partly cloudy. we should be dry. more sunshine and temperatures in the 50s and upper 60s in the warmest spots. here's your cold front moving through. you can see not a whole lot with it. typical spring system sliding by enough to get things wet but the showers will be moving out this morning. behind that it's going to dry out but guess what, folks. we have this guy out here. that's going to start to slide over the top of the ridge for the weekend bringing more clouds and slight chance of showers to our north. let's plan on temperatures moving up well into the 60s in the south bay today. 67 degrees with some partly cloudy skies in san jose. 64 in fremont. 63 in san mateo. it should be in the 60s all across the east bay. we'll see partly cloudy skies mixing in with the sunshine and we should dry out nicely by the afternoon. all right clearing out in parts of the north bay now. the cold front is heading east to the south of us so looks like some improving weather throughout the day today so showers coming to an end this morning. some partly cloudy skies by the afternoon. tomorrow looking good, should be a dry day with partly cloudy
skies. more clouds on the way as we head in towards saturday and sunday. slight chance of showers to our north. monday drier conditions, warmer weather expected toward the middle of next week. time now for a traffic check with elizabeth. thank you, lawrence. mass transit causing a few problems now. vallejo baylink ferry, mechanical problems causing some delays. they will use shuttle buses for morning ferry service instead. bart, ace, muni metro on time this morning. outside, lawrence described it as drippy earlier so here's a live look at these drippy conditions across the golden gate bridge. so far, so good out of marin, no huge issues across the span a cross the beige one earlier stall on the lower deck. that's the only issue that i was seeing out there and here's a live look now at traffic coming off the bridge. looks great on the fremont street exit and no delays at the bay bridge toll plaza or along the peninsula.
you can see 101, 280, both are live traffic sensors showing top speeds all the way down towards the south bay where we have another camera showing you live traffic conditions on 280. as you head out of downtown san jose, a couple of headlights there but traffic overall moves well. all right. caltrans going to be out near the 280 guadalupe parkway interchange later on this morning from 9:30 to 2:30 this afternoon. they are going to be out there cleaning up doing some graffiti removal. so you may find lane closures, ramp closures right around the interchange. elsewhere, westbound 580 coming out of the altamont pass, a few brake lights now but it's not impacting your drive time. 14 minutes to take you towards the altamont pass between there and the dublin interchange. and one more live look here's live camera 880 through oakland, this is the position near the coliseum. quick trip in either direction. that's your traffic. back to you. >> elizabeth, thanks very much. 5:20. a reminder of risks in a war zone. two photojournalists have been
killed in libya. british-born tim hetherington hetherington and chris hondros were hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in misrata, where there has been intense fighting. tim hetherington was the director of an oscar nominated documentary about troops in afghanistan. hetherington had been on assignment for "vanity fair." chris hon dros was traveling for getty images. changes involving a close call with th first lady. supervisors will handle flights with mrs. obama and the vice president's wife. a plane had to abort a landing after it got too close to a military cargo plane recently. the gloves are off a major
league baseball takeover. bitter divorce battle at the center of all of it. also ahead. >> then i spent a few days basically driving through. you can see i stopped over in utah. >> it is the kind of thing a jealous spouse or private eye would love to have. what apple secretly knows about iphone owners. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
taking control of the l-a dodgers. commissioner bud selig told team owner fran the mlb is taking control of the l.a. dodgers. commissioner bud selig told team owner frank mccourt that he plans to aport a league representative to oversee all business aspects for the team. selig is deeply concerned that the mccourts $1.2 billion divorce will damage the dodgers finances and its operations. mccourt's divorce from his wife in 2009 she is seeking joint ownership. this is the first time in recent memory that the league has taken control of a baseball team. are you being followed by your smart phone? two computer programmers say they have uncovered a secret phone on iphones and ipads that copes a record of where those -- that keeps a record of where those devices have been and when. they have created a program that now lets owners see what their iphones have stored about their whereabouts. >> this is a potentially damaging amount of information
for some people. you know, if you have a jealous spouse or if the file gets into the hands of somebody who is investigating you, this tells them an awful lot about your life. >> so far, apple isn't commenting. the programmers say though that they have seen no evidence so far that the information is being sent electronically from the phone. 5:26 your time. too much to ask? the incentive some bay area police officers won't give up for the fourth straight year. >> and not going down without a fight. why some grocery workers are about to begin a two-day hunger strike. and you have a few thousand bucks burning a hole in your pocket? you could always come here to the saint regis hotel and try to get in for breakfast with the president. we'll preview mr. obama's big day ahead coming up. and caltrain says it can save all its trains for the upcoming year but it involves fare increases. i'm kiet do with a live report coming up. ,,,,,,,,
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our forecast. lawrence, good morning to you. showers -- shatters -- scattered showers. >> scattered showers. >> one more sip of coffee here. go ahead. >> we have those scattered showers around the bay area right now and you know, most of it really pulling to the south. you can see in the south and the east bay at this hour, i think improving conditions by the afternoon commute should be looking good as it's going to be dry. will that stay dry over the next couple of days? we'll talk about that and more in a moment. right now let's check on traffic with elizabeth. >> we just learned that there are chain requirements for interstate 80. so if you are planning a trip up towards tahoe or the sierra, chains are required right now on interstate 80. here's a live look at truckee. you can see some big rigs pulled over to the shoulder. chains required between kingvale and donner lake. so we'll have more details on this plus a check of an accident in walnut creek that just happened, car versus fire hydrant doesn't look good. more later. back to you. >> thank you. you might want to call it a breakfast of champions for a price some bay area supporters will sit down with president obama. >> that's right. it's day 2 of his west coast
swing. anne makovec is at the saint regis hotel in san francisco where people are paying thousands for a cup of coffee and face time a little scrambled eggs? >> reporter: i'm trying to find out what's on the menu because it has to be delicious for the price that these people are paying. obviously they are paying for the chance to see the president but the price is ranging from $5,000 to $35,000 apiece to sit down here at the saint regis hotel with the president later on this morning. about 100 people are going to be able to do so and the security is very time. you can see we have some barriers set up over here and those will no doubt be unfurled before the president makes his grand entrance. let look at his appearance last night at the masonic auditorium. former san francisco 49 ever jerry rice kicked off that rally, then the president spoke to about 2500 supporters. they had paid between $25 and
$10,000 each for those tickets. >> that's what this campaign has to be about. about your jobs, about your families, about your hopes, about your dreams. that's what we're fighting for. >> reporter: and this trip is in large part about fundraising. the president has set an unprecedented fundraising goal of $1 billion for his re- election campaign and obviously, that sounds like a lot of money until you consider that he has raised close to $700 million back in 2008. he is certainly off it a lucrative start -- off to a lucrative start. last night 60 supporters paid more than $35,000 each for dinner with the president. and obama did get faced with some protestors last night. a lot of liberals upset about a number of issues. political analyst joe tooman says the president's positions are moving to the center which is upsetting some people but liberals may not have a choice
when it comes time to vote. >> i think he is betting that they are going to vote for him anyway. being willing to vote is one thing. being able to raise money to get more people to vote is another and in order for president obama to get re- elected, he needs both money and votes. >> reporter: during his west coast trip the president has been telling supporters he understands their frustration over the compromises he has made with republicans. but he says budget issues in washington can only be solved if the two parties work together. we are waiting for him to show up this morning, then he is going to reno for a few hours and then back to los angeles by the end of the night. >> very busy, busy day. anne, thanks very much. anne makovec in san francisco. time now is 5:33. oakland police are questioning someone in connection with a spring of sex assaults near lake merritt.
police say the man matches the physical description of the suspect in several assaults in the area over the past few months. the most recent case two days ago when a man followed a woman into her home and forced her to undress. no one has been arrested just yet. plan to keep all the trains running but at what cost? the caltrain board will be holding a special meeting this morning. kiet do joins us from the santa clara station to explain what's on the table. kiet, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're live here at the santa clara station where, honestly, it's been kind of quiet. we have only seen less than half dozen people come and go from the train since they started running at 4:30 this morning, which is probably why some of the lines here were on the chopping block but now caltrain says they have a plan to save all of their lines in the upcoming year. caltrain says they are going to have some creative ways to bridge this $3.5 million budget gap here that's coming up in the next year. board members say they will be voting on a proposal today that includes raising fares, borrowing capital money,
borrowing from the 2012 budget, and then deferring maintenance. caltrain was facing a $30 million deficit and was looking at chopping a big chung of its 86 trains and weekend service but that probably won't happen. riders we spoke with this morning are relieved to hear that the trains will most likely be saved. >> well, that we really need the trains and, you know, i don't think it's fair for all of us don't have a way to get to work and, you know, get to places. >> well, this is an important means of transportation for many bay area commuters. and you do what's necessary to make sure that we -- that everyone has a means of transportation. >> reporter: and here are the proposed fare increases. tickets would go up by 25 cents and park would go go up by $1 from $3 to $4. this morning's meeting will be at caltrain headquarters at 1250 san carlos avenue in san carlos at 10 a.m. and it looks like according to
most media reports, the board will pass whatever proposal comes before them this morning. >> thank you, kiet do in santa clara. so are you sick of driving around looking for a parking space? starting today in san francisco, you can actually dial one up. the city is using sensors and smartmeters to give you realtime parking information in several neighborhoods. drivers can log on to sfparks.org or download a smart phone app and later this year drives will be able to pay by phone or online instead of running back to feed the meter. you can get a text message before the meter runs out so you don't have to worry about a parking ticket. we have traffic and weather. kind of a soggy start on both fronts. we'll start with mr. lawrence karnow and our forecast. lawrence, good morning. >> good morning, guys. yeah, it is a bit wet around the bay area. weak cold front sliding on through strong enough to bring some showers outside and yeah, it is damp especially in parts of the south and the east bay. you can see those light showers moving through right now. now, the good news is we have
already started to see some clearing in parts of the north bay. so the weather is going to improve throughout the morning today. the showers will likely come to an end this morning, then sunshine this afternoon. this afternoon, partly cloudy skies, going to bring that sunshine up. 50s coastside a little breezy there a lot of 60s elsewhere. let's get' traffic check from elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. let's go towards walnut creek. we can show you a live look at conditions near the 24/680 interchange. the freeway looks great. 24/680 both fine. but we are going to head towards city streets. this accident just reported it was transferred to walnut creek police department. so the only details we have right now are treat boulevard between north main and buzzkirk avenue. like will go lanes blocked. car into a hydrant. it's off to the side of the
freeway. kind of slick out there in spots. here's live look at the golden gate bridge. so far free-flowing this morning but if you use the vallejo baylink ferry, there are delays mechanical problems. they have to use shuttle buses instead so we'll keep you updated on traffic across the bay area. back to you. >> thank you. a speed bump on the golden gate bridge? but not for drivers. this morning, golden gate bridge officials will continue imposing a speed limit on bicyclists. right now, they can go as fast as they want. and bridge officials say that's causing a lot of accidents. officials proposing to enforce a 5 to 10-mile-an-hour speed limit and slapping a $100 fine on cyclists caught speeding on the bridge. is there a natural gas pipeline running through your neighborhood? you could soon get the answer to that question. pg&e is getting in contact with 2.5 million homes and businesses that are close to
its natural gas pipeline. it's in response to last year's deadly explosion and fire involving a pg&e pipeline in san bruno. the utility has begun sending out safety brochures, informational letters to all the homes and other buildings within 2,000 feet of those pipelines. it is residents against the city of san pablo. homeowners say they are hesitant to accept the city's offer to repair damage from a landslide. you might remember six homes were damaged in that slide last month. and the earth is still shifting. the city says it will shore up the hillside but only if those neighbors agree the city is not responsible if the fix fails. >> if we sign this, they will make the attempt. if it doesn't work, they're done. if it does work, they're done. whatever happens from here on, they're done. >> the city has given neighbors until tuesday to sign the agreement. public records show that there have been a number of major slides in the area over the years. san francisco leaders calling on police officers to give up $14 million in
scheduled pay raises. that's as the city struggles with a $306 million shortfall. supervisors may also cut 171 positions from the police department. according to the "san francisco examiner," the police union is reluctant to give up the raises. members have deferred pay hikes for the past three years. it is 5:40. a popular dog park in san jose will re-open today after a dog died over the weekend. small dog was playing with other animals at butcher dog park when it collapsed in seizures. preliminary tests on the dog's body show no signs that it was poisoned. officials now believe that that park is safe to re-open. but as a precaution, they will pressure wash the grounds before they open up once again. and some supermarket workers in the south bay plan to starve themselves today. mi pueblo employees going on a two-day hunger strike in san jose protesting what they say is the supermarket chain's unfair firing of hundreds of
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showers are ending. parts of the north bay clearing outside. breezy conditions developing around the bay area. this afternoon we have some good news. we have partly cloudy skies going to sneak in some sunshine. that's still breezy inside the bay and at the coastline. weather will improve. cold front a very weak system driving on through. you can't see very much in the way of clouds just some low- level moisture sliding through the bay area right now. that's going to move on out. the big question is, high pressure building in briefly behind that but the weekend and, of course, we have the easter weekend coming up. looks like we have more clouds in our direction, slight chance of showers to the north around the bay area. temperatures looking like this. plan on 67 degrees in san jose. about 66 milpitas. 64 in union city. partly cloudy skies allowing temperatures to warm up, upper 60s in antioch and brentwood, mid-60s in oakland and 64 in san leandro. and 65 degrees in dublin.
north bay looking at temperatures with partly cloudy skies into the 60s as high as 68 in the napa valley. nice there this afternoon. and 67 degrees in santa rosa. over the nex couple of days, dry for tomorrow. it looks like saturday and sunday more clouds on the way, slight chance of showers to our north. otherwise weather improves towards the middle of next week. let's get check of traffic with elizabeth. >> at the bay bridge toll plaza, slick spots including here as you approach the pay gates. so far no delay heading into san francisco. no incidents or roadwork on the bay bridge to slow up your commute this morning. 880 through oakland, fine in both directions. 15 minutes between 238 and the may see -- and the maze. some kind of precipitation on
the camera. chains required between kingvale and donner lake for interstate 80. but highways 50 and 88 no chain requirements so far. out of the altamont pass longer line. brake lights now so speeds under 40 miles per hour in some spots. speeds improve at the san mateo bridge. here's a live look at traffic across the span. right side of your screen, this is the commute direction. and this camera has been kind of shaking back and forth a little bit. so maybe a little breezy out there. but overall no wind advice rest, nothing like that. so overall your drive looks good. 13 minutes between hayward and foster city. to the south bay we go now. and we have not seen any incidents in the south bay. all the major freeways look great including traffic on 280 coming out of downtown san jose. remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 740-am and 106.9- fm.
that's your traffic. back to you. >> thank you. 5:46. let's check today's top stories. two western journalists have been killed in libya. tim hetherington hetherington an award winning photographer and filmmaker and chris hondros a photojournalist with getty images were killed by a rock propelled grenade in misrata. oakland police questioning a man in connection with a series of sex crimes near lake merritt. police say the man matches the physical description of a suspec in several assaults, the most recent two days ago. no arrests yet. and president obama waking up in san francisco this morning. he will finish a bay area fundraising swing having breakfast with supporters at the saint regis hotel. now, keep an eye out for the motorcade. air force one taking off from sfo at 10:45 this morning, going to reno and later going to los angeles. new this morning, buy a
coke, save a classroom. a soda tax could help bring in $230 for every student here in california according to a new study by the california centers for public health advocacy. next week, lawmakers are introducing a measure that would tax one-cent for every ounce of soda. the idea of a soda tax has been debated for years. prenatal exposure to pesticides can have a direct effect on your child's iq. researchers at berkeley followed more than 300 children from before they were born until they were 7. they found that a tenfold increase of pesticide exposure during pregnancy translaid into a 5.5- point drop in the child's iq scores. researchers recommend limiting home use of pesticides thoroughly washing fruits and vegetables and buying organic food when you can. feeling blue this spring? it could be because of your allergies. many doctors say there is a real connection between
allergies and your moods, specifically depression. research shows a person suffering from allergies is depressed twice as much as those who aren't. scientific studies show no link between the two. special honors for a bay area pot club because of the environmentally-friendly friendly design of its building. the san francisco patient and resource center says it is a nonprofit pot club where profits go directly to providing natural medicines to low income patients. its building design recently won an award from the american institutes of architects. >> let in as much natural light as possible, put in a great ventilation system so that the air was clean. yeah, make it as comfortable for people as possible. >> the building was also constructed with a lot of recycled materials. >> okay. i'm going to find the inner
they've uncovered a hidden file -pads.. that is your smart phone watching your every move? two computer programmers say they have uncovered a hidden file on iphones and ipads that record where you have been. they say they have created a program that lets owners see what information the devices have stored. >> this is a potentially damaging piece of information for some people. if the file gets into the hand
of somebody investigating you, a jealous spouse, this tells them a lot about your life. >> i guess. the programmers say they have seen no evidence that the information is being sent electronically from the phone: no comment from appear. >> you not ad that keep showing up on your facebook page? some say you should be concerned about them. when facebook users post something on their wall or add something to their profile that information can be profitable for neighbors and advertisers. but some pricey watchdog groups are raising a red flag saying facebook is not just tracking what you do on your page. googling tracking and analyzing the communications between you and your friends and acquaintances. in a stalemate the company says advertising on facebook is better because it's social and based on interests you choose to share. they say they don't share or sell personal information to
advertisers. you might want to send a happy birthday message to the queen elizabeth elizabeth ii turns 85 today. she became queen in 1953 after the death of her father. hello! she has four children, eight grandkids -- [ laughter ] >> what was that? >> -- of course. prince william, who will marry kate middleton next week. >> are you a big fan of the king? [ laughter ] >> no, the queen will be front and center. and speaking of the royal couple, bookies taking bets on everything from the color of kate's dress to whether the couple will live happily ever after. and as of this morning, the odds are heavily in favor of prince william and kate still being together on their 10th anniversary. that wedding, by the way, is next friday. and cbs is going to be all over it. >> and the queen will be tweeting that day, i'm sure. >> their wedding is coming up? i had no idea. hadn't heard a word about it. >> what do you think. you're an old married man. do you think they will make 10
years? >> they have a shot if we stay out of their business. >> everybody is going to be all over their business the rest of their lives. >> that's part of the deal. >> it's the royalty thing. hey, we have some showers outside around the bay area right now. just some scattered light stuff at this hour but it's going to start to taper off so a little rain to start out this morning as we head through the middle of the morning skies parting already across the bay so we'll start to dry out a bit. dry weather toward friday. and the weekend that's kind of still a little up in the air. we have some clouds moving in. a slight chance of showers to the north. temperatures should stay mild. all right. we got a picture sent in by the paparazzi of somebody -- well, close royalty. [ laughter ] >> that's right. after she was dropped off by limo and escorted to security by her seat, that is sydnie kohara at the as game! [ laughter ] >> secret service -- >> that your secret service? >> no, raining. some people like frank and his wife fair weather fans they leave when it rains. there i am in the rain but you
see, what sustained me i have my popcorn right there. >> that's right. >> my friends nina and -- >> four youers to get the photographer down there just to get that photo oh, please oh, plea, four ushers. >> who are those people with you? >> george and nina, my friend. big as fans. so there i was. they got all the gear. but hey, you know, i sat in the rain through the very end. traffic, i know we have to go to traffic. >> traffic. traffic. all right. let's go to the traffic. let's go to our maps so we can show you what's going on out there. all right. here's a live look at our sensors as you make your way through antioch. i just wanted to put up this map because speeds are below 25 miles per hour across some stretches as you pass a street. peninsula commuters everything is quiet. 101 and 280 right now moving fine as you head into san francisco. and from the other direction at the bay bridge, lawrence mentioned it is slick but so far, so good heading into city from the east bay. that is your traffic.
back to you. >> thank you. it is 5:56 now. in the next half hour, a pricey plan to give treasure island a transformation. the serious concerns about the big makeover. >> and danger zone in japan. the new ban affecting about 80,000 people and who may have to be screened for radiation. we'll be right back. and a cold bowl of cereal or a posh breakfast with the president? the only difference? a few thousand dollars. coming up, we'll preview the president's big morning here in the city. cal freezing rain has a plan to bridge a multi-- caltrain has a plan to bridge a multi-million dollar budget gap by raising fares. i'm kiet do with a live report coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,